Schofield deal on hold, Giants sign McClain

Jameel McClain | Baltimore Ravens

Entering the 2014 free agency period the New York Giants were paper thin at the linebacker position. After re-signing Jon Beason and Mark Herzlich then adding veteran Jameel McClain, it appears the Giants are headed in the right direction after all.

Just one day after Big Blue agreed to terms with former Seattle Seahawks linebacker O'Brien Schofield, NFL Network's Ian Rappaport is reporting that the deal is currently on hold because the veteran didn't pass the team's physical. Schofield tore his ACL during the 2010 Senior Bowl, and the Giants' team doctors expressed concern over the status of the linebacker's surgically repaired knee.

While Schofield's pending signing has hit a snag, the Giants have remained active in free agency agreeing to terms with former Baltimore Ravens linebacker linebacker Jameel McClain to address their beleaguered linebacking corps.

McClain, 28, missed the entire 2012 season with a spinal contusion and the first six games of the 2013 season before registering 38 tackles and 19 defensive stops in the remaining ten contests.

Earlier this week, New York re-signed standout middle linebacker Jon Beason and veteran Mark Herzlich to shore up a week spot on defense from a season ago. McClain adds a veteran presence to a Giants' rush defense that allowed over 108 yards per game in 2013.

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